1928 Delage DR70 Saloon - Paris Show exhibit For Sale
1928 Delage DR70 Saloon the 1928 Paris Salon chassis exhibit
6-cylinder 2 - 1/2 litre engine
Cruises easily at around 55mph
Goes extremely well with brisk torquey performance and...
...Servo assisted brakes for excellent stopping!
In 5 days in 1928 Louis Delage drove 5677 kilometers in the form of the 5-pointed star on the radiator to the 5 distant corners of France – as follows :-
1350 kms : 1st day : Brest to Nice in 23 hours 45 mins : 29th May 1928
1214 kms : 2nd day : Nice to Dunkirk in 20 hours : 30th May 1928
1014 kms : 3rd day : Dunkirk to Biarritz in 16 hours 2 mins : 31st May 1928
1084 kms : 4th day : Biarritz to Strasbourg in 18 hours 55 mins : 1st June 1928
1015 kms : 5th day : Strasbourg back to Brest in 16 hours 59 mins : 2nd June 1928
5677 kilometers or 3527 miles in 5 days demonstrating reliability with no mechanical issues
All owners from new documented
First owners - brothers Don and Jack Morrison of Geraldine, Near Canterbury, New Zealand - were from first registration in 1929 until sold after their deaths in 1944. (See black and white photo of the two brothers)
Approximately 115,000 miles, believed correct
Coachwork by Stevens & Sons, Motor Body Builders, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Folding front seat back to form a flat bed, for occasional use on long journeys.
Sold directly from the 1928 Paris Salon motor show to New Zealand
Imported to UK from New Zealand in 2006 by the present owner having viewed this car in New Zealand
Previous owner from 1995 to 2006
According to the Delage Archivist records the date of manufacture is 1928 and was first registered in New Zealand in 1929 after completion of the body
Much work recently done:-
Resprayed Grey (was unsuited bright blue - see photo)
New radiator core
Wheels newly painted
Gearbox and Water Pump overhauled
Most valves replaced
Currently owned by a long-established Delage enthusiast with other Delages, he states this car is in very good original condition, well maintained with lovely original interior. The only reason for selling is lack of space, due to recent house down-sizing.
Introduced in 1927, the six-cylinder DR was one of the best selling Delages of all time, offered in both 2177cc and the larger 2516cc version offered for sale here
Delage, Avenue des Champs Elysees, PARIS
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